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Great Mythologies of the World
Professor Robert André LaFleur, Professor Kathryn McClymond, Professor Julius H. Bailey, Professor Grant L. Voth, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Herman Melville, Andrew Delbanco, Tom Quirk
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Review

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews

I needed a break from the short fiction that I've been reading this month so I picked up Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews.


I read it in what was essentially a single sitting. This book has some great entertainment value. It's a very voicey read, which is at the same time engaging and irritating; however, I think that we are supposed to feel irritated with the main character from time to time. 


Though the high expectations that I had going into this book were not completely met, I did really enjoy the read. It diligently works to deal truthfully with cancer and death in youth, which is admirable; however, it is not simply a book about illness. 


I don't really have much to say about it other than I liked it, but it didn't blow me away.